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Post by Fists of Fury Sat 17 Dec 2011, 3:44 pm

Afternoon fellas

Your votes on who you believe to be the ten greatest Test opening batsmen of all time have been taken into account, and as a result the following official 606v2 cricket rankings have been compiled.

Thanks for voting, the 10 greatest Test captains vote will be the next one up in the series.

1. Sunil Gavaskar
2. Len Hutton
3= Gordon Greenidge
3= Matthew Hayden
5. Virender Sehwag
6. Barry Richards
7. Arthur Morris
8. Geoffrey Boycott
9. Bob Simpson
10. Graeme Smith

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Bill Lawry was voted into 11th place, for the record.


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Post by Hoggy_Bear Sat 17 Dec 2011, 4:02 pm

Wouldn't have ranked Hayden or Greenidge that high myself.
And how can Hobbs be 11th if it was restricted to post-war players?

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Post by guildfordbat Sat 17 Dec 2011, 4:11 pm

Thanks for doing this one, Fists.

Hoggy's obviously correct about something having gone a bit Pete Tong with some votes for Hobbs whose career finished in the 1930s.

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Post by skyeman Sat 17 Dec 2011, 4:13 pm

guildfordbat wrote:Thanks for doing this one, Fists.

Hoggy's obviously correct about something having gone a bit Pete Tong with some votes for Hobbs whose career finished in the 1930s.


CF would put facepalm Laugh

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Post by Fists of Fury Sat 17 Dec 2011, 4:22 pm

I need to facepalm myself then, given that I voted for Hobbs, as did Chris.

Ok, edited to include Lawry who finished 12th.

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Post by Mike Selig Mon 19 Dec 2011, 11:31 pm

My initial reaction is all the right names are there, but in the wrong order. Obviously someone like Richards was always going to split opinion, but (IMO) to see Shewag and Hayden above Morris is a bit bizarre.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea Mon 19 Dec 2011, 11:48 pm

I'd agree with Mike on this one, Sehwag and Hayden seem very high to me, but I can't really argue with too many names on there (in fact the only one I'd argue with genuinely is Sehwag, but that's a debate we've already had quite often enough...)

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Post by Fists of Fury Tue 20 Dec 2011, 12:05 pm

Hayden is maybe a little high, and Sehwag is certainly too high, I think, but a solid list of names.

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Post by english warrior Wed 18 Jan 2012, 9:12 pm

What about John Edrich , who in his day was a great and forceful opener, along with 'Our Geoff' and the mere fact that he opened so many times with Boyccs suggests his average would be better!!

The most entertaining and exciting batsman from this list would have to be Barry Richards, and in his day Hayden could be merciless.

A good list that i feel is lacking, but i don't know why !!

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket Fri 20 Jan 2012, 10:38 pm

english warrior wrote:What about John Edrich , who in his day was a great and forceful opener, along with 'Our Geoff' and the mere fact that he opened so many times with Boyccs suggests his average would be better!!
clap Probably only just outside the top 10. A wonderfully dogged player - who battled against many of the finest fast bowlers in test cricket, such as Hall, Griffith, Lillee, Peter Pollock. Scored over 100 first class centuries. One of the greatest of the illustrious history of Surrey ccc.

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Post by alfie Fri 07 Sep 2018, 3:14 pm

Accidentally clicked on this page just now ...coincidentally while watching Alistair Cook in what might be his last Test innings ...

Wondering if he might be infiltrating this list as he goes into retirement ? Opinions ?

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